Anne Li April 29th, 2017
Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumours increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing. These are the first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded TRACERx lung cancer study. TRACERx is the first study to look at the evolution of cancer in real time and immense detail. Researchers followed patients all the way from diagnosis through to either disease relapse or cure after surgery, tracking and analysing how their cancer developed. Professor Charles Swanton, lead researcher based at the Francis Crick Institute in London, said: “The TRACERx study is Cancer Research UK’s single biggest investment in lung cancer, and for the first time we’ve revealed new insights into how tumours evolve and evade treatment, a leading cause of cancer death.
See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-04-26-tracking-unstable-chromosomes-helps-predict-lung-cancers-return